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Garden House by the Beach/Right at the beach of Tulemar

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms; 3 kings 4 twins, 3 +baths w/stone showers, sleeps 12 Max.

Garden House at Tulemar - a luxurious large private beach house. Consider this house your best choice.

1) YOU ARE TRULY AT THE BEACH. Very, very few houses really are at the beach.

2) LARGEST PRIVATE POOL in Tulemar. All guests can swim in it at one time and not feel crowded, and never feel cold. Always a comfortable temperature and so convenient you will find yourself using it 2 or 3 times a day even at 2am.

3) MOST CONVENIENT LOCATION IN ALL OF MANUEL ANTONIO. Guests can all go their own way. 5 to 10 min.Taxi ride to just about anywhere in Manuel Antonio or Quepos. Each guest can do your own thing, and return easily to Garden House by the Beach to enjoy the other guests' company.



6) EXCLUSIVE BEST FAMILY BEACH, with bar & food service available. Walk out the door with just your swimsuit. Beach towels, lounge chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, life vests, sand toys, and more for your use free of charge.

7) NO DIRT ROADS, paved all the way to the front door. ENJOY THE WILD IN LUXURY

Concierge available to book tours.: The house manager will act as your concierge. He can arrange airport pick up, private chef, stocked refrigerator upon arrival, catered meals, car rental, chartered plane, etc. These amenities are made through the manager either before or during your stay, and costs of such amenities are made directly to him. He can also recommend the best restaurants, tours, etc.

Although a 3 level house with lots of privacy for all, the lower bedroom only requires one step to enter, and you find yourself on the same level as the pool, living room, kitchen, dining room, and outdoor fireplace area. There is a ramp leading from the driveway right to this bedroom, then one step to enter, and one small step to pool area from the sliding glass doors which give a spectacular view of the pool, ocean and the jungle. This is great for anyone who may have trouble dealing with stairs.

There are many beautiful houses in Manuel Antonio, but very few are located where you really walk out the door to the beach. Also, parking is right at the house, not at a parking lot. No need to hike down or up a hill, hike up stairs, or walk down long halls or through lobbies. You get out of your car right in the driveway of the house.

Three reasons to reserve Garden House by the Beach over any other house in Manuel Antonio.

1) It is located in Tulemar. Rated number #1 in Central America for a family vacation. Exclusive gated community with its own beach, use of beach towels, umbrellas, tables, lounge chairs, are there free for your use. Full bar and food service is available with linen table cloths for your dining. You can walk to the beach with just your sunglasses and sun lotion. There is no need to pack up a car with gear to enjoy this beach. 2) Garden House by the Beach has the largest private pool in Tulemar. Beautiful sunsets are seen along with the wonderful sounds and sights of the monkeys. Pool stays warm all day and night. It truly provides a heavenly swim with nature and privacy.

3) Totally paved road to the house. Just 2 minutes to main road of Manuel Antonio. You never feel stuck here, if part of your party decides to do different activities, it is only a 10 ride to Quepos, or any restaurant in Manuel Antonio. Beach is a 4 min. walk with-in the landscaped grounds. Shuttle service is free within the grounds.

Tours: If you like adventure don't miss the Canopy Safari zip line tour, which has the best all day tour swinging through the jungle on cables and you really do not need to be athletic. This tour has been used by the stars for both television episodes and movie productions, and noted for its well run tours.They serve an amazing authentic Tico meal prepared by women who live in the rain forest, and the company has an extremely very high safety record.

If you like adventure, there are all kinds of tours for all adventure levels for a 2 year old to a 90 year old. Private tours and private guides can be arranged. ff you are visiting during the fishing season, this area is said to be the best in the world for the sport of deep sea fishing, so do not miss out on this adventure. Tours will pick you up right at your front door of Garden House.

PrivateTennis Club about 25 min. away. Available to guests at reasonable fees.


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Manuel Antonio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 12 guests maximum, 10 adults, 2 children under 6 yrs of age who will be sleeping with parents. Inflatable mattresses and cribs available.
  • Children must be well supervised at all times/high balconies and unfenced pool.Bedroom glass doors must be secured while small children sleeping.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Rock showers, master bedroom has Jacuzzi
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Inflatable twin or crib allowed for child under 6yrs of age
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , inflatable twin or crib for child under 6yrs of age
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , One Twin, W/ One pull out TRUNDLE No view/ good for teens
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be converted to a King
  • House sleeps 10 very comfortably, however 12 guests are now permitted, 2 of which must be under 6 years of age, as their sleeping arrangements are on inflatable beds, placed in bedrooms with their parents. Bedrooms as follows: 1)Master bedroom with king bed: spectacular ocean view, 2 large balconies and one terrace, jacuzzi, rock shower, walk in closet, overhead fans, air conditioning, screened sliding glass doors, flat panel TV with DVD player. 2) Lower Master Bedroom with king bed: Ocean view with private dining patio, ceiling fan and air conditioning. Bath has rock shower and a tub. 3 & 4) Two upper bedrooms one with king bed one with two twins (can be made into king): Shared bath with rock shower. Both bedrooms have fans and air conditioning and garden view with small balconies. 5) Small Bedroom twin bed w/trundle: great for teens. No view/shared bath with lower bedroom. All bedrooms have TV, Air conditioning, desks, closets, safes.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The house is on the ocean side of the road going to Manuel Antonio National Park. No road to cross or traffic to deal with to get to the best beach in Manuel Antonio. Spectacular views both inside and outside of the house.. Largest private pool in Tulemar and it is an infinity pool w/ ocean view, that you share with no one else. Outdoor fire place with seating area. Bars both indoors and out. Eating areas on balconies off bedrooms, off of kitchen and around pool, all with views. Exclusive beach facilities with many amenities, and at most a 3 min walk in private landscaped grounds.You do not have to cross the main road to get to the Tulemar beach, w/ free use of lounge chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, boogie boards, beach towels, life vests, and sand toys. Spectacular sunsets from the house. Children are welcome but must be extremely well supervised, due to high balconies and infinity pool area. FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE WITHIN THE GATED COMMUNITY. Private guard available upon request.


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Garden House by the Beach/Right at the beach of Tulemar
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
san jose, california

Amazing Home. Literally took our breath away.

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a wonderful week long vacation in Costa Rica. Im so happy we chose to stay at Garden house and not a hotel. It really feels as though you actually live in this wonderful place rather than an uncomfortable hotel. Evenings were spent relaxing and watching the beautiful sunsets while every morning we awoke to the sounds of birds and monkeys. Everything we could every dream we would need was at the house, even games for when it rains. We even planned half our trip from the books and brochures that were provided with the house. I only wish I could be back watching the sunset while floating in the pool overlooking the ocean to bad real life is calling. When I go back to CR I will certainly stay at Garden House.


  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I too forget the amazing beauty and serenity of Garden House by the Beach until I walk through the front doors and see the amazing view, and the serenity that the sunsets and the wild life provide.
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Great, Relaxing, Everything you want

  • 5 of 5

I have to say I am a little prejudice as I am the owner of Garden House by the Beach. I rarely ever get a chance to stay at the house as it is enjoyed by so many guests, but every time I enter Garden House, I realize I have forgotten the beauty of it, and the breathtaking view. Mayra is always their, she is the full time house keeper/maid, who manages always to be so helpful and cheerful and does an amazing job, so that guests never have to lift a finger. I usually do go during the slow season, so as to freshen up the house for the coming year as do all the homeowners in Tulemar. Everyone there works together to make the property amazing both in service and appearance. Although it is the rainy season, the week had sun every day, making it possible to go walk to the incredible beach daily. So relaxing. I must warn you though, be sure to take enough swim suits. You will jump in the pool, at least once a day, if not twice. Tulemar and Garden House by the Beach, are truly a little bit of paradise.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Garden House was amazing. Tito Borge, the chef and on-site concierge really made our stay special by not only cooking delicious and fantastic food, but also by answering any questions we had about anything from activities to Costa Rican culture. Mayra, the housekeeper, gave me a true vacation, by not only tidying up, but she also did our laundry every day. The house and pool were comfortable, relaxing, and everything that makes a vacation a vacation. The Tulemar Resort was fantastic. We visited the private beach nearly every day and found each employee there to be welcoming and extremely helpful. On top of all that, we also saw sloths, monkeys, iguanas, a toucan, and more! It was hard to leave Tulemar and Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. Garden House is so very fortunate to have both Tito and Mayra helping guests. Everyone who decides to hire a private chef, cannot say enough about how wonderful Tito's cooking and the extra service that he provides in making their stay that much more enjoyable and interesting. Many have said also that hiring him actually saves them money regarding their expenditure on food and meals during their stay. Myrah too, is always so respectful and thoughtful towards guests that enough cannot ever be said about her devotion to her job, and in Garden House by the Beach's everts to make each guests' stay a most enjoyable one.
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Outstanding place and location, wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Well cared for property (with some additional new paint/facelifting planned after we left, we were told), immaculate grounds/gardens, pool well maintained/spotless; Great place for a large group to spread out and feel comfortable, yet be together. Tito worked as our chef and "on-site" concierge, and really made the week, highly recommend that you let him help you also! Close to beach (shuttles will bring you if desired), lots of wildlife. Would highly recommend this again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear that you and your guests enjoyed having Tito as your personal chef, and as you mention he really is more than just a chef with his wonderful personality and knowledge, he makes each guests stay an extra special experience and besides his cooking is amazing. Always in the low season, Garden House has work done not only to keep up with the elements, but also to enhance the house itself. This year a local artist has been commissioned to work on mosaic murals and one of a kind specially designed furniture. Also local craftsmen have made and installed new cabinets in the kitchen and in all the bathrooms, all made of native wood. Gardeners have been working on landscaping not only to enhance the grounds, but also in order that guests can enjoy more of these wonderful surrounding. Thank you for your review, and I do hope you and your guests will return someday soon to Garden House by the Beach.
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Exceptional Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family stayed at Garden House at Tulemar in Manuel Antonio for the first week of January and were delighted. In fact our sons, both in their 20's, said that it was the best family vacation we've ever taken. It is no coincidence that the house was named the top resort home in Central America by Trip Advisor. We would have no hesitation in returning or recommending the property to a friend.

The house is architecturally striking, tucked into the cliffs of the Pacific coastline, with the brilliant turquoise of the ocean, rich emerald green jungle spotted with brightly colored flora and a serenade of tropical birds and monkeys. Facing west, we watched the sun set every night and swam first thing every morning in the beautiful infinity pool. The house is built on an open scheme, with retractible doors making the entire downstairs open to the back. We spent the our time divided between the house pool and the resort's private beach, which was within easy walking distance. The obvious care with which the resort has been planned and its landscaping executed is reminiscent of the beautiful former Rock Resorts in the Virgin Islands. The interior of the house worked well for our family, allowing everyone privacy but with plenty of space in the public areas. Everything was pristine and well maintained, due in no small part to a full time housekeeper. The photographs supplied on the website are accurate, but do not do justice to the beauty of the locale and absolute privacy of the home. We hired a cook for the week, which was well worth the investment as it gave us the week off from grocery shopping and cooking and allowed us the freedom to choose when, where and what we ate in the privacy of an exquisite setting. The pool is large, appropriate for lap swimming, and certainly beat sharing a pool with a crowd of resort guests. The beach is lovely, uncrowned, well outfitted and partially shaded with palm trees.

The house manager was helpful in arranging outings. We took a jungle zip line tour, a walking tour of the Manuel Antonio National Park with a private naturalist guide (our favorite outing), a rafting trip (younger set only) and a catamaran outing (crowded, motorized booze cruise in sweltering heat, which we could happily have skipped).

Our security deposit arrived within a few days of our departure, accompanied by a thank you note from the owner. Brava, Beverly. You and your house deserve four gold stars!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garden House and the Amazing Tito Borge

  • 5 of 5

We would return in a heartbeat! My family of 12 (including 4 small children under the age of 4) were wonderfully well cared for, Sept. 19-26, by our house concierge and private chef, Tito Borge. He is charming, thoughtful, a fantastic chef and took care of anything we needed or wanted to do or see. Mayra, the housekeeper, is such a lovely lady and she kept the house and all our stuff (12 people!) in order all week, (She did ALL of our laundry every day! ) we were so grateful for her. GRACIAS MAYRA!

Garden House is SO gorgeous! We saw toucans, iguanas, woke up to howler monkeys, and squirrel monkeys joined us by the infinity pool. Tulemar is a very special and secure property; from the cool trails to and from the stunning private beach (complimentary beach chairs, sand toys and towels brought to your complimentary beach chairs, boogie boards and kayaks, seriously!) this place is blow your mind beautiful! Our gratitude to the owner of Garden House for letting us enjoy her dream of a house and THANK YOU to Tito for making our week something we will never forget!

If you are considering booking Garden House by the Beach, don't hesitate...DO IT!!! You will be so HAPPY you made the right call!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beverley Hayes
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Quepos, Costa Rica
Nearest Barpub
Tulemar Beach 2 bars within gated community
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Marriott Los Suenos
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary

Garden House by the Beach, is a private luxury house, where you will have the total house all to yourself. You will not share the pool which overlooks the Pacific with anyone else. You are the only one on the property with security guarded entrance. The Private concierge to arrange everything you may want to do on your vacation, makes your stay effortless. He will tell you of only the best and safest tours, privately or with group, arrange for private chef or cook, (one meal or all your meals), arrange for in house spa treatments, stocking the house with your favorite food before your arrival, suggest the best restaurants, arrange airport pick-up, help arrange for chartering a plane, renting a car, and many more of your travel needs to make this a fun and luxurious vacation for you and your guests. REMEMBER THIS IS PRIVATE LARGE LUXURY HOUSE. Often times condos are called villas in Costa Rica., which can be very nice but are not a private house, and the pool and grounds are shared.

Other Activities: Canopy Tours; Sunset Sails, Park Tours ,Bird Watching, Butterfly Garden. Short hiking paths within grounds with amazing views. Very fun 15 min to 30 hikes, and you can just walk out the door of Garden House and enjoy these groomed paths with amazing vistas.

Golf: Golfing available at the Marriott Hotel in Los Suenos. One hour travel time. Private car and driver can be arranged by the house manage can make your golf arrangements for your convenience. Tennis also available within a 25 min. drive, at a private club.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

4.5% Resort Fee $360
Security Deposit $1,000
13% Costa Rica Tax $1,040

Rate includes daily maid and pool service. Additional 4.5% resort fee, and 13% Costa Rica Tax, and $1000.00 security deposit is required. Large groups and wedding party members renting more than 1 unit in Tulemar with the addition of Garden House will be require an additional $1000.00 fee.
Other amenities can be added and paid for directly through the house manager, such as personal chef, tours, excursions, private guides, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund